Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech: 12/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech: 12/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-6) vs Pittsburgh Panthers (5-5)

Game Info: Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field)

Betting Odds: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +7.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers will travel to Bobby Dodd Stadium to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this Thursday night in College Football action.

The Pittsburgh Panthers dropped to 5-5 (4-5 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the 3rd ranked Clemson Tigers, 52-17, on November 28th. Pittsburgh has no answers for the Tigers Trevor Lawrence and could not fight back after Clemson stormed out to a 31-0 lead by the end of the 1st quarter. Pittsburgh was outgained by a 581-246 margin while losing the turnover battle by a 5-1 margin. Leading the way for the Panthers was WR Jordan Addison who had 5 receptions for 41 yards & 1 TD.

On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 28.5 ppg on 366.3 total yards per game (266.1 passing yds/g; 100.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Pittsburgh has been led by QB Kenny Pickett who has completed 62.4% of his passes for 2,212 yards, 12 TD, & 8 INT. Pickett has also done some damage with his legs as he has 7 rushing TD’s on the season. The top receiving targets for Pickett and the Panthers have been Jordan Anderson (57 rec, 652 yards, 4 TD), DJ Turner (39 rec, 552 yards, 2 TD), and Shocky Jacques-Louis (26 rec, 327 yards). Leading the way for the Pittsburgh backfield has been Vincent Davis (118 att, 385 yards, 5 TD).

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Defensively, Pittsburgh is holding their opponents to an average of 25.0 ppg on 338.7 total yards per game (245.6 passing yds/g; 93.1 rushing yds/g).

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped to 3-6 (3-5 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the NC State Wolfpack, 23-13, this past Saturday. Georgia Tech struggled putting points up on the scoreboard against the NC State defense and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 20-7 margin. Georgia Tech outgained NC State by a 412-397 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was QB Jeff Sims who completed 13 of 27 passes for 151 yards while also adding 93 rushing yards & 1 TD on 17 carries.

On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 24.3 ppg on 394.6 total yards per game (193.4 passing yds/g; 201.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia Tech has been led by QB Jeff Sims who has completed 54.9% of his passes for 1,643 yards, 11 TD, & 11 INT. Sims also leads the Yellow Jackets in rushing as he has 478 yards & 5 TD’s on the ground. The top receiving threats for the Yellow Jackets have been Jalen Camp (22 rec, 320 yards, 3 TD), Malachi Carter (17 rec, 244 yards, 3 TD), and Adoncias Sanders (15 rec, 216 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Georgia Tech backfield has been the duo of Jahmyr Gibbs (89 att, 460 yards, 4 TD; 24 rec, 303 yards, 3 TD) and Jordan Mason (69 att, 311 yards, 2 TD).

Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing their opponents to average 37.1 ppg on 453.3 total yards per game (278.3 passing yds/g; 175.0 rushing yds/g).

The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 December games. The Yellow Jackets are just 3-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Pittsburgh had a rough 1st quarter against Clemson, however, this is still a very good defensive team that had been playing better as of late with blowout wins against Florida State & Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech has some playmakers on the offensive end, however, this is a team that has really struggled defensively this season. Georgia Tech likes to run the ball, however, as Pittsburgh has one of the best rushing defenses in the country, I think Pittsburgh is able to do enough on the road to cover this spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Pittsburgh Panthers -6.5

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